Great Start Readiness Programs (GSRP)

Every school district in the MOISD has a GSRP preschool program. Programs are free for eligible students. Each district's program provides children with high quality, play-based experiences, rich in language and literacy. Programs are developmentally appropriate and prepare students for the rigors of kindergarten upon program completion.

The MOISD operates GSRP programs in collaboration with our local district partners.  

Contact Information


Karen Roy, Director of Special Projects (231) 592-9605
GSRP Director

Great Start Collabrative and Parent Coalition

LouAnn Gregory, Great Start Collabrative Coordinator

Jodi Godbey, Parent Liaison for Great Start Collabrative/Playgroup Facilitator

Great Start Preschool Staff

Joanne Mitchell, Early Childhood Education Specialist
(231) 592-9605

We are part of the Big Rapids Preschool Partnership, which includes NEMCSA Headstart.  We have a single point of entry into our programs.  Enrollments are taken year round.  You can set up an appointment by calling (231) 527-1430. 


You can fill out a questionnaire online. This information will be used to determine eligibility and will begin the application process. Program acceptance begins July 1.  Click here to access the online form.

Quick Links:


‚ÄčExternal LinkGreat Start Readiness Programs

External LinkGreat Start Collaborative

PDF DocumentEarly Childhood Standards of Quality

External LinkLicensing Rule


If you are interested in partnering with MOISD to offer GSRP programming in your licensed facility, call today! 231.592.9605 our process is available at this link: Partnering Process